HP Kills Its MediaSmart Windows Home Servers, Moves Team to WebOS

From DailyTech: When it rains it pours. Last week we learned that Microsoft was dropping the popular Drive Extender feature from the next version of Windows Home Server, codenamed "Vail". Today we here even more damning news: HP is pulling out of the Windows Home Server market.

Visiontek Unveils Graphics Card with Built-in Network Accelerator

From X-bit Labs: Visiontek, a well-known supplier of graphics cards from the U.S., on Wednesday introduced the first graphics card with integrated Ethernet processor which speeds up traffic generated by video games and thus minimizes latency. While the graphics card seems interesting, its price may become a limiting factor for its success.

Rambus Attacks Open Interfaces Again: DisplayPort, PCI Express, SATA

From X-bit Labs: Rambus, a designer of memory and interface technologies, on Wednesday accused a list of companies of patent infringements again. The company accused the defendants of illegal usage of memory-related intellectual property and said that the semiconductor companies infringe its rights by implementing a number of widely used industrial standards. The tech designer demands ITC to stop importation of chips that infringe its patents and products on their base.

Nvidia to expand CUDA parallel processing to mobile devices

From InfoWorld: Nvidia is looking to expand its CUDA parallel-processing architecture to mobile devices in the next few years, the company's CEO said Wednesday.

The move, when it comes, could mean a big jump in the ability of mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers to run multimedia-rich applications.

"The benefit of CUDA in mobile devices is shocking," said Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, in a Tokyo interview.

Apple Wins Patent on 3D Projector That Needs No Glasses

From PC World: Apple has been awarded a U.S. patent for a display system that would allow multiple viewers to see a high-quality 3D image projected on a screen without the need for special glasses, regardless of where they are sitting.

IBM chips: Let there be light signals

From CNET News.com: IBM has achieved a major milestone in making the dream of silicon photonics, in which computer chips send signals of light rather than electricity, into reality.

Google expects to launch e-book sales soon

From CNET News.com: We may get to check out Google's long-anticipated entry into the digital-book sales market before the end of the year.

Nokia Siemens Confirms Use of Its Network Optimization Technology in iOS 4.2

From DailyTech: Apple may be preparing to bring out the big guns to fight Nokia in court over alleged patent violations, but that isn't stopping Nokia Siemens from tooting its own horn about a piece of its technology that has cropped up in iOS 4.2.

NC State, IBM Develop Nuwa to Patch Offline Virtual Machines

From DailyTech: The computing world makes wide use of virtual machines which often spend long periods sitting inactive when not needed. The problem with the long inactive periods is that with the VM offline no security patches are applied leaving them vulnerable to attacks once they “wake up”.

AMD May Develop Processor Specially for Cloud Datacenters

From X-bit Labs: Advanced Micro Devices may develop special multi-core central processing units (CPUs) based on Bobcat micro-architecture aimed specifically at cloud datacenters. At present the company is only considering development of Opteron chips powered by Bobcat and such chips are unlikely to emerge in the next couple of years, but a multi-small-core design may make sense.


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